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A Scientist Asked His Girlfriend To Marry Him In The Geekiest Way Possible

Here's a new important discovery, but also, will you marry me?

Posted on June 4, 2015, at 4:33 p.m. ET

Today scientists revealed a new species of horned dinosaur elegantly named Regaliceratops peterhewsi.

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As much as we adore science, there's something else particularly wonderful about this study published in Current Biology, as Retraction Watch reported.

Scrolling through the study, some keen eyes at Science noted something a little different in the acknowledgments.

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Lead author Caleb M. Brown wrote this little passage:

C.M.B. would specifically like to highlight the ongoing and unwavering support of Lorna O'Brien. Lorna, will you marry me?


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Dinosaurs! Science! Love!

Best of all: The publisher, Cell Press, was totally into it.

"Current Biology is aware of the proposal and we are wishing the very best for the couple. I checked with several editors and this is a first for Current Biology as well as Cell Press," a spokesperson told Retraction Watch.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Brown for an update.

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In the meantime, this is us.^

Science reports that she said yes! Congrats to the couple!

H/T Retraction Watch

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.